Recueil de Questions, proposées à une Societe de Savants, qui par Ordre de sa Majeste Danoise font le Voyage de L'Arabie. Traduit de l'Allemand.

Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde, 1774.

4to. Cont. full mottled calf. Back worn and with loss of some leather. Corners bumped. XLIV,256,38 pp. The last 38 pp. are "Extrait de la description de L'Arabie par Carsten Niebuhr". Few marginal brownspots, otherwise a large, clean copy.

Second French edition giving the suggestions for the observations to be undertaken by the Arabien expedition. Michaelis was appointed by the Danish King to select members for a scientific expediton to Arabia, and asked Carsten Niebuhr to participate. The suggestions for the expedition contains an extensive series of quite varied questions which covers history, natural science and philology, and also provides us with a splendid catalogue of what was known at the time about Arabia and Yemen.

Order-nr.: 22118

DKK 4.500,00